A 63-year-old man from Kinmundy, Illinois was seriously injured in an accident on Thursday. He was delivering materials to a bridge construction site in Greene County when he was pinned between a semi-truck and a crane. As he parked his truck to unload the materials, the truck dropped out of park and began to roll down a hill. The man tried getting into the truck to stop it from rolling but was then pinned between the crane and the truck. Authorities are investigating the accident and the man was airlifted to a Springfield hospital for serious injuries.
As an employee, workers are entitled to work in a safe environment. Even occupations that are considered hazardous or dangerous are required to have safety codes in place to ultimately protect the worker. Whether your job is one of the most dangerous, or is considered a low risk occupation, injuries and accidents can occur at any workplace. Obviously, the type of injury depends on the accident and workers may even obtain injuries from repetitive trauma.
Missouri laws require companies with five or more employees, and nearly all construction companies, to carry workers' compensation insurance. This insurance provides benefits to those who have been injured on the job by covering all necessary medical treatment and wage-replacement benefits while the injured worker is not able to work. It's important to contact a workers' compensation attorney because there are times when employers may deny the accident or injury. Our attorneys will fully investigate the accident and ensure that you will receive the benefits owed.
The knowledgeable St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, and an outstanding proven track record of success with workers' compensation cases. Likewise, our attorneys understand that you and your family's safety is a top priority, and will vehemently fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact our office as soon as possible regarding your workers' compensation case, so we can put our skill and expertise to work for you. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment.